Billie Bridle is an emerging artist who’s enigmatic works allude to matters like equality and mental health. Only eighteen years old, Billie’s 2020 HSC body of work ‘The Ubiquitous Nature of Sleep’ was picked to feature at two seperate ARTEXPRESS galleries in NSW. Furthermore, this same body of work was labelled as, “The Best of the Best” according to a Daily Telegraph article.
Within his paintings, encaustic works and graphics, Billie employs text, often lyrics, to discreetly convey a point. Emotion, and oftentimes a lack of emotion, are evident in various works, simply comprising two or three tones, frequently black, white and red.
The process of re-working paintings- through intentionally scribbling out and painting over certain sections epitomise Billie’s work. Negative capability, the idea of visual charm regardless of viewers/artist confusion or uncertainty, is a concept that Billie’s work often implements.